Grieving During COVID-19

Grief is the process of your brain trying to adapt to the loss of a resource that is missing. Sometimes we think of grief as the loss of something or someone from the past.

But grief can also go into the future. We can grieve what could have been.

As the way we do life right now has drastically shifted and still continues to change it can be helpful to acknowledge the grief of things that have been lost as well as things that could have happened but now won’t.

With so many changes our brains are working overtime to adjust. When we identify and acknowledge our losses, this begins the process of helping the mind to adapt and the soul to heal.

In grief, we know God sees each one of our tears “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” (Psalm 56:8) And he promises to be with us in difficult places as Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and save those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)

Laura Frederick